Kerala Public Library Network: A Project Report

Jayakrishnan, J S Kerala Public Library Network: A Project Report., 2013 Post Graduate Diploma Project Report thesis, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management - Kerala. [Thesis]

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Public library systems in India are not so effective due to lack of efficient resource sharing and networking to achieve optimum utility of resources as well as to provide need based services. The present library system can be improved by application of ICT and enabling participation. A Kerala Public Library Network (KPLNET), and use of an integrated library automation package in all public libraries can achieve this. The web portal of the Public Library Network maintained by Kerala State Library Council the controlling organization can extend the use of resources and accessibility of the system transcending time and space. Sharing of resources will be much easier through KPLNET. Public can easily access the services through this system for borrowing books, searching of catalogue, e-reading etc. KPLNET can provide the public easy access to the data online. Through multi user licences to acquired content, and introducing resource-sharing programmes the public libraries can reduce their expenses and boost the services. The individual village libraries can develop content on local aspects, which can be pooled by KPLNET. The major objective of the KPLNET will be to unite all public libraries in the State under a single umbrella. Kerala State Library Council (KSLC) controlling more than 7000 public libraries will be the implementing agency for KPNNET. KSLC can perform more effectively once it implements the proposed KPLN. This project suggests e-governance of public libraries under KSLC with a library network using a web enabled system that act as an interactive public interface to enable the public for participation in governance of libraries and also for effective utilization of the library resources.

Item type: Thesis (UNSPECIFIED)
Keywords: KPLNET -KERALA PUBLIC LIBRARY NETWORK
Subjects: D. Libraries as physical collections. > DC. Public libraries.
F. Management. > FG. Local government.
H. Information sources, supports, channels.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HL. Databases and database Networking.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HM. OPACs.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JK. Interlibrary loans.
L. Information technology and library technology.
L. Information technology and library technology. > LA. Telecommunications.
L. Information technology and library technology. > LC. Internet, including WWW.
L. Information technology and library technology. > LJ. Software.
L. Information technology and library technology. > LQ. Library automation systems.
Depositing user: J S JAYAKRISHNAN unni
Date deposited: 22 Oct 2013 06:57
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:28
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/20451

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